How to get your outdoor space in good order to sell your home

Posted by Cherry Pullinger on

Gardens, patios and green spaces are now even more important than they have ever been when it comes to selling property.

Having an outdoor area is an asset and making it look as inviting and appealing as possible will help potential buyers envisage relaxing, entertaining and gardening in the space too.

Keep things tidy

1. Whatever the season your garden or patio, front and back, must be kept as tidy as possible. In the autumn and winter, leaves and debris can cause problems. Do daily inspections and sweep up anything you find.

2. All year round it’s really important to ensure flower beds are well weeded, use bark to help suppress the weeds and keep beds tidy and hedges trimmed.

3. Front gardens are part of your property’s kerb appeal so pay extra special attention to them, especially if your home is prone to having litter from the street blowing in.

4. Remember to pop your rubbish bins somewhere unobtrusive so that they don’t ruin the ambience.

5. Ensure boundary fencing is tidy and kept in good repair too.

6. Cutting lawns in the summer months and tidying flowerbeds will also help make your garden look larger.

Dress your outdoor space

In the summer months it’s easier to dress your garden for a sale by using props such as hanging baskets, pots of plants and furniture. These not only introduce colour and charm they also help potential buyers envisage how they might use the space. Our traders stock lots of different and interesting outdoor plants, pots and ornaments you could use to stage your garden for a potential sale.

Keep everything in good order

If you have a shed make sure it is neat and tidy, with doors and locks working and woodwork painted/treated. With a greenhouse, even if you don’t use it, you do need to be sure there is no broken glass and it looks safe. If it is very derelict, then it may be better to remove it completely and use the base as a feature area for pots of plants. Oil any squeaky gates and again ensure with gates and fences that the woodwork has been treated or painted.

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